Talk:Pranic healing

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CSD/restoration[edit]

NB. Was this article even reviewed properly before restoration? Mephistophelian 12:59, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

FWIW, I deleted it under CSD G4 per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Choa Kok Sui, getting the feeling an ancient CAM topic deemed non-notable in 2006 would still be non-notable now, given Wikipedia's guile and hatred for CAM and the guidelines which basically say articles aren't allowed to exist unless there are a load of scientific journals slagging the system off. From my point of view there are enough sources to write a non-promotional article, but perhaps not enough to write a critical article which Wikipedia will inevitably demand. - filelakeshoe 13:09, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
As I said on my talk, I don't think the article is a blatant hoax or advert, and I already discussed the restoration with the deleting admin, User:Filelakeshoe. Feel free to take the article to the discussion at AfD, Mephistophelian. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 13:53, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
This topic seems to be remarkably non-notable. The terms Prana and Qi seem to be functionally interchangeable. Perhaps these topics could be merged since they appear to be Indian and Chinese variants of the same concepts in esoteric mysticism. This article is redundant. --Salimfadhley (talk) 23:08, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
Merging could be an option, but I don't think the topic/concept is 'remarkably non-notable', see G-News archives, they offer a lot of coverage describing this method. This is in my opinion a searchable term. Instead of deletion, we should responsibly inform our readers about it. --Vejvančický (talk | contribs) 07:12, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Merge Proposal[edit]

I propose that we should merge this topic into Prana - this is just one facet of a notable field of Indian folk-medicine, however of it's self it's not sufficiently notable. --Salimfadhley (talk) 09:31, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

I agree, although practices such as Reiki do have their separate wiki article. Given Prana is a fairly early-stage page, I would suggest a merger with the "interpretations" section of the Chakra page, perhaps? FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 02:46, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Indian Origin[edit]

'Prana' is a sanskrit word. The meditation has its roots in India where it is originated. You can only strengthen your prana through deep meditation. The Pranic Healing, is invented in India and the roots belong to ancient Indian Rishis — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vitish (talkcontribs) 10:13, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

New Spamming of Wikipedia with this commercial information[edit]

This page is describes a pseudo-science course trademarked by a person who claims they can teach people to cure AIDS/Cancer/etc. Keeping this page only adds to the value of this dangerous brand and increases the risk that people could die rather than seeking real treatment. The page Pranic can be used by people looking for information on Pranic topics. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Outis1 (talkcontribs) 21:06, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Contested deletion[edit]

This article should not be speedily deleted for lack of asserted importance because... (This article on Pranic Healing needs to be written by someone who is a a Pranic Healer and therefore understands how it works, the history, and the studies that have been conducted on pranic healing. The original version is obviously written by a skeptic and therefore has no benefit to the people of this world. Let an accurate article be written about PH and the people can decide for themselves what to believe.

I do agree that the topic of Pranic Healing or Reiki, belongs in Alternative Medicine or, the more modern term, "Complementary Therapies." This could be a fabulous long article that can link to so many other pieces of information to complete the puzzle! It's a benefit to the people. Meditation and healing is subtly powerful and important to society.) --TaraLynnMarie (talk) 21:17, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Contested deletion[edit]

This article should not be speedily deleted for lack of asserted importance because... it is based on credible research and reliable sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.139.61.54 (talk) 21:42, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Contested deletion[edit]

Dear Sir/Madam Would highly appreciate if you can look help to improve the accuracy and quality of the article on Pranic Healing. I am a Pranic Healing practitioner and in fact by reading this article I noticed it does not give any accurate explanation about what Pranic Healing is in its real sense. Furthermore there are some paragraphs in the article that are not basically about Pranic Healing and are not written in relation to Pranic Healing specifically but towards alternative medicine and complementary therapy in general. Such as the below: "No peer-reviewed evidence or publications (in recognized medical journals) exist to support the claimed results of the practitioners. Skeptics such as James Randi have standing rewards of over US$1,000,000 for any practitioner who can demonstrate energy healing however this has never been successfully claimed.[4] In 1995, Jack Ruso described the method in the magazine Skeptical Inquirer as "mystical or supernaturalistic".[5]" Therefore I think the above to articles should be included in "alternative medicine" rather than in Pranic Healing and should be removed from this article because it is shown in such a way that these 2 are about Pranic Healing only that is not true. Above all, what is lacking in this article in some explanation about how Pranic Healing works, its basic principles and techniques, when it was started and its evolution through time. Thank you very much for your time and help in fixing the above issue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hengamehf85 (talkcontribs) 09:12, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Alternatively, we can stick to WP:MEDRS when discussing magical healing claims. Kuru (talk) 12:37, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Dear Kuru, Thanks for your explanation. Would also appreciate if you can remove this paragraph in the page: "No peer-reviewed evidence or publications (in recognized medical journals) exist to support the claimed results of the practitioners. In 1995, Jack Ruso described the method in the magazine Skeptical Inquirer as "mystical or supernaturalistic".[5] There are 2 reasons for that: One is that it is mentioned that no evidence or research has been done on Pranic Healing which is incorrect. Please find the links to academic researches and articles written about Pranic Healing below. Pranic Healing even has departments in hospitals including Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India and few more hospitals in US, Australia and India. Furthermore a university in Argentina is giving diploma degree to Pranic Healing as one of its fields of study: http://www.sanacionpranica.com.ar/index.php/cursos/cursos-de-sanacion/diplomado-en-la-usal another center for Educational Art & Science in India also offers post graduate degree in Pranic Healing: http://www.emagister.in/post_graduate_diploma_pranic_healing_courses-ec2755606.htm) Some of the researches: http://www.slideshare.net/PranicHealing/research-on-pranic-healing http://www.pranichealingontario.ca/SUPERBRAIN.pdf http://www.prana-heilung.de/files/pdf/Forschung/Zellkulturen_DrJones_dt.pdf http://www.heart-to-heart-healing.com/research http://www.heart-to-heart-healing.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Intuition_Part1.5593325.pdf http://www.cihs.edu/whatsnew/Non-Touch%20Energy%20Healing_Koji%20Tsuchiya_ISSSEEM-v20n2.pdf http://www.academia.edu/809619/Pranic_Healing_A_Wonderful_World_of_Energy_Healing Furthermore about the statement "mystical or supernaturalistic" if you go the refered website, you will see that this statement is called to a number of 20 to 30 various therapies. These are the specific statements about Pranic Healing in that quoted website: Advanced Pranic Healing: Subject of a “serious reference work” of the same name, written by chemical engineer and “Master Pranic Healer” Choa Kok Sui. The method allegedly uses “color pranas” and “chakral” techniques to effect “very rapid healing.” It includes “divine healing.” Sui is also the author of the bestseller Pranic Healing (1990) and his companion piece, Pranic Psychotherapy (1993). (See ”Pranic psychotherapy,” below.) Pranic Psychotherapy: Application of pranic healing to psychological ailments. Pranic healing is a form of “paranormal healing” promoted by Dr. Choa Kok Sui. It posits chakras, meridians ("bioplasmic channels”), and an “energy body” that consists of an “inner aura, an outer aura,” and a “health aura.” Pranic psychotherapy includes four “healing techniques” besides those of pranic healing: an “advanced cleansing technique,” purportedly for the removal and disintegration of “traumatic psychic energy” and such; an “advanced form of energizing,” purportedly for the disintegration of “negative elementals” ("bad spirits”) and the repair of “etheric webs” that lie in a one-to-one relation behind chakras; activation and inhibition of chakras; and creation of a “positive thought entity” for the patient. In Pranic Psychotherapy (1993), Sui states: “Flicking your hand has to be done frequently when energizing in order to efficiently eliminate dirty energy.” Therefore I would really appreciate if you can remove that paragraph as well. Thank you very much in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hengamehf85 (talkcontribs) 04:03, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Alternatively, we can stick to WP:MEDRS when discussing magical healing claims. Kuru (talk) 12:56, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

See Also: Arhatic yoga[edit]

This newer article seems to contain a lot of content which was removed from this article when it was stubbed-out a few years ago. --Salimfadhley (talk) 00:53, 21 August 2017 (UTC)